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Jeff Ireland can be a sweet talker.A cloud threatened to block the South Florida sun, as it appeared second-year safety Reshad Jones may hold out due to his unhappiness over the front office’s silence regarding a new contract for the fifth-rounder.  But according to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, the Dolphins GM was able to convince Jones to show up for OTAs with the promise of fresh negotiations at some point in the future.  Ireland was able to convince Jones’ camp he’s listening without immediately caving.  It’s a fine line to walk – and an important one, as Jones’ emerging talent will be critical in cementing the Dolphins’ defensive backfield.Michael Egnew may have gotten the message.Of all the stories on last summer’s “Hard Knocks,” Egnew’s was perhaps the hardest to watch.  A regular whipping boy for the coaching staff, Egnew was lost throughout training camp and didn’t even appear in a game until Dec. 23 of last year – unacceptable for a third-rounder.  With the si

Johnson to spend 30 days in jail

Former NFL player Chad Johnson reportedly has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail after angering the judge during a probation violation hearing.

Dolphins With Something New in 2013: Expectations

Joe Philbin will look to get the Dolphins back to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. (Photo: Sun Sentinel) Unlike in the recent couple of years, the Miami Dolphins enter 2013 with something they have not had in a while, expectations. After a run in 2012 that had the Dolphins in the playoff hunt until Week 16 and their best offseason in recent memory, Miami has become...

Dolphins’ cornerback Dimitri Patterson is no stranger to new defensive schemes

While the Miami Dolphins made big splashes in free agency for their defensive secondary with Brent Grimes, Jamar Taylor and Will Davis, veteran corner Dimitri Patterson became an old pair of shoes joining the Dolphins last December.  Starting in the team’s final two games of the 2012 season against the Bills and Patriots, Patterson has70 games under his belt over the course...

Dolphins Brandon Gibson is cramming to become an NFL slot receiver in one offseason

The slot receiver position has become a staple in NFL offenses and every team has one. When you think of great slot receivers, Wes Welker or Victor Cruz comes to mind, but there are many good ones out there. The Dolphins traded their previous slot guy in Davone Bess to Cleveland during the 2013 NFL Draft. However, they had his replacement already on the roster in free agent pickup...

Report: Vonta Leach will visit the Dolphins

According to the Baltimore Sun, former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach is scheduled to visit the Miami Dolphins after being released today. Leach is arguably the best fullback in the NFL and will get plenty of interest.     Need NFL Tickets? The post Report: Vonta Leach will visit the Dolphins appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Video: Butt slap gets Chad Johnson 30 days in jail

Who did have presiding over this, Judge Judy on steroids? Judge Kathleen McHugh is not to messed around with. Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson and his attorney had a deal in place with prosecutors to avoid any prison time; instead he would do community service, counseling and probation. But when Judge McHugh asked Chad if he was pleased with his lawyer, Adam Swickle, he responded...

Randy Starks will reportedly show up for the Dolphins OTA’s

According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, defensive lineman Randy Starks is expected to report to this week’s mandatory minicamp. Source: As promised, Randy Starks will participate in this week's minicamp after skipping the voluntary workouts & OTAs over franchise tag. — Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) June 10, 2013 Starks is currently under the franchise tag and held...

Coach Philbins Focus for Camp

The Finatics attended a live conference with Coach Philbin on Monday at training camp in Davie, Florida. Philbin answered live questions from Miami season ticket holders in person, and on teleconference. Here is are the highlights of what he had to say. Coach Philbin said that the Dolphins ran 980 plays last year during the 2012 season.  He reviewed every one of them prior to...

Chad Johnson: 5 Teams That Should Take a Look at Former NFL Stud

Chad Johnson was all suited up in a Miami Dolphins uniform last summer, ready to go into the season as the No. 1 receiver. Well, that quickly ended when Johnson reportedly beat up his wife after a verbal fight.After this incident was made known to the public, new coach Joe Philbin realized he didn't need any negative attention on his team, so he booted Johnson off the squad.Surprisingly...

Dustin Keller: There’s always nonsense going on with Jets

This offseason, the Jets allowed tight end Dustin Keller to test the free agent waters, opting not to re-sign the 2008 first-round pick. After some hemming and hawing, Keller eventually took his talents to South Beach, inking a one-year deal with the division rival Dolphins. Though he's no longer a member of Gang Green, Keller still has a pretty good pulse of his former...

Dolphin Shout: Most Important Dolphins for 2013 – #15 Caleb Sturgis

Could one of the most important Miami Dolphins for the 2013 season be a rookie kicker taken in the first round? Our friends at Dolphin Shout think so. READ ARTICLE Outside the Redzone gives you Breaking Sports News, Opinion and Analysis with a Southeastern Feel and be sure to “Like” us on Facebook!

Dustin Keller on the NY media: “There’s always some type of nonsense going on”

Former Jets and current Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he believes quarterback Mark Sanchez wasn’t very fond of the Jets bringing in Tim Tebow last season and drafting Geno Smith this offseason. “I think he doesn’t like the fact those moves were made,” Keller said, via “I don’t think those were things that made him happy....

The Patriots and Dolphins, Paper Tiger Offenses

The following is the first in a 3 part series... First, comparing the AFC-East offenses. This is what they call an eye-chart! The number geeks, scouring the web looking for justification of the conclusions they've already come to. Guilty! Guilty as charged! Depth charts in June are like Depth charts in February, completely different from what they were when the season...

Ex-Dolphins WR Chad Johnson slapped with 30-day sentence

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Former NFL star Chad Johnson will serve 30 days in jail after violating probation in a domestic violence case involving his then-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada. A plea deal that called for no jail time fell apart Monday. Broward Judge Kathleen McHugh rejected it after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the behind in court. McHugh says Johnson...
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